Ban­dolier Vest

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in [ ]. Bust: 521/2 inches (small) [56 inches (medium), 58 inches (large), 61 inches (X-large), 641/2 inches (2X-large), 671/2 inches (3X-large)] Fin­ished mea­sure­ments in­clude draped Fronts.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Lion Brand Yarns Man­dala medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (5¼oz/ 590 yds/150g per ball): 2 [2, 3, 3, 3, 3] skeins #525-14

cen­taur • Sizes E/4/3.5mm and F/5/3.75mm cro­chet hooks or size needed to ob­tain gauge

GAUGE

Size F hook: 171/2 sts in pat­tern = 4 inches; 11 pat­tern rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-5 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-2 un­less other­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

First foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (first foun­da­tion dc): Ch 2, yo, in­sert hook in 2nd ch from hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B—ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C–E—dc B com­pleted). Next foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (next foun­da­tion dc): *Yo, in­sert hook in last ch-1 made (see

il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B—ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C–E—dc com­pleted), rep from * as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions.

VEST LEFT BACK

Row 1 (RS): With size F hook, first foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial

Stitches), next foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches) 89 [93, 97, 101, 105, 109] times, turn. (90 [94, 98, 102, 106, 110] dc)

Row 2: Work­ing in sps be­tween sts, ch 1, sc in sp be­tween first and 2nd sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] across to last 5 sts, ch 4, sk next 3 sps, dc in last st, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps) Row 3: Ch 5 (see Pat­tern Notes), sc in first ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] across, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn. (21 [22, 23, 24, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps) Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] across, sc in 3rd ch of turn­ing ch-5, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps) Row 5: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 4 dc in each ch-4 sp across, dc in last sc, turn. (90 [94, 98, 102, 106, 110] dc)

Next rows: Rep rows 2–5 con­sec­u­tively for pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 71/4 [73/4, 8, 83/4, 9, 9] inches from beg, end­ing with row 4 [5, 2, 4, 5, 5].

ARMHOLE Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 3, 4 dc in each of next 4 [5] ch sps, ch 32 [36], sk next 8 [9] ch sps, 4 dc in each of last 10 [11] ch sps, dc in last sc, turn. (58 [66] dc)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in sp be­tween first and 2nd sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] across to last [49, 61, 61] sts, ch [36, 44, 44], sk next [33, 41, 41] sts, sc in next sp af­ter last dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] [3, 4, 4] times, ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in last st, turn. ([15, 16, 17] ch-4 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] twice, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 39, sk next 10 ch sps, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 10 times, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([12] ch-4 sps, [4] ch-2 sps)

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 10 [11] times, ch 4, sc in 4th ch of Armhole, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 7 [8] times, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 3 [4] times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. (22 [25] ch sps)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [3, 4, 4] times, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch of Armhole, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] [8, 10, 10] times leav­ing rem chs un­worked, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [10, 10, 11] times, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([22, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] 10 times, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 9 times leav­ing rem chs un­worked, ch 4, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 2 times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. ([24] ch-4 sps)

All Sizes

Work in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 19 [201/4, 21, 213/4, 231/4, 243/4] inches from Armhole, end­ing with row 4. Fas­ten off.

RIGHT BACK

Row 1: With size F hook and WS fac­ing, work­ing in bot­tom of foun­da­tion dc on op­po­site side of row 1 on Left Back, join (see Pat­tern

Notes) at neck edge, ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] across to last 5 sts, ch 4, sc in turn­ing ch, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps) Row 2: Ch 5, sc in first ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] across, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn. (21 [22, 23, 24, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps) Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] across, sc in 3rd ch of turn­ing ch-5, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps) Row 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in each ch-4 sp across, end­ing with dc in last st, turn. (90 [94, 98, 102, 106, 110] dc) Next rows: Work in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 71/4 [73/4, 8, 83/4, 9, 9] inches from beg, end­ing with Left Back row 4 [5, 2, 4, 5, 5].

ARMHOLE

Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 3, 4 dc in each of next 10 [11] ch sps, ch 32 [36], sk next 8 [9] ch sps, 4 dc in each of last 4 [5] ch sps, dc in last sc, turn. (58 [66] dc, 1 ch sp)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in sp be­tween first and 2nd sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] [4, 5, 5] times, ch [36, 44, 44], sk next [33, 41, 41] sts, sc in next sp af­ter last dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] [10, 10, 11] times, ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in last st, turn. ([15, 16, 17] ch-4 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 10 times, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 39, sk next 10 ch sps, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] twice, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([12] ch-4 sps, [4] ch-2 sps)

RIGHT FRONT

Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 4 [5] times, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 8 [9] times, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 9 [10] times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. (22 [25] ch sps)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [9, 9, 10] times, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch of Armhole, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] [8, 10, 10] times, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [4, 5, 5] times, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([22, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] 2 times, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 9 times, ch 4, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 10 times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. ([24] ch-4 sps)

All Sizes

Next rows: Work in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 19 [201/4, 21, 213/4, 231/4, 243/4] inches from Armhole, end­ing with row 4. Do not fas­ten off.

EDG­ING

With size E hook, ch 1, *(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each ch-4 sp across, work­ing in ends of rows, work sc evenly sp across to other Front edge, rep from * once, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

ARMHOLE EDG­ING

With size E hook, work­ing in Arm­holes, join at bot­tom edge, work sc evenly sp around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. Rep on rem Armhole. CW

First Foun­da­tion Dou­ble Cro­chet Next Foun­da­tion Dou­ble Cro­chet

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